The table below looks at the statistics for PHP5 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP5 over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP 5
Rank 34 36 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing PHP5 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.50% 0.74% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 1.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£213 £281 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-31.23% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
163 139 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.80% 51.67% 52.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 114
Average daily rate £350 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PHP5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP5 across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

PHP5
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP5 across the Cambridge region.

PHP5 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

PHP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing PHP5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP5.

1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) OOP
3 5 (71.43%) Apache
3 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) Laravel
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) Twitter
4 4 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (57.14%) PHPUnit
4 4 (57.14%) nginx
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) LAMP
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) Android
6 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (28.57%) Android Development
7 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
7 1 (14.29%) Kafka
7 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig

PHP5
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing PHP5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PHP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) nginx
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) HTML5
1 5 (71.43%) Laravel
1 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 4 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) LAMP
4 1 (14.29%) Kafka
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) Memcached
4 1 (14.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
2 1 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) OOP
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Varnish
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Twitter